BIG NAMES TO TOUR

Tours Announced for Eagles of Death Metal, Morcheeba, John Mayall, The War & Treaty, Walter Trout, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Larkin Poe and Marcus King Band this April!

Things are heating up in Bluesfest HQ as Bluesfest Touring announce eight tours for next April across Australia with artists including Eagles of Death Metal, Morcheeba, John Mayall, The War & Treaty, Walter Trout, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Larkin Poe and Marcus King Band. Please see here for a full list of tour dates, venues, ticketing links and locations.

Academy Award-winning music icon Buffy Sainte-Marie is returning to Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns this April while she’s in the country for Bluesfest Byron Bay. Since her ground-breaking debut It’s My Way! in 1964, Cree singer-songwriter Sainte-Marie has been a trailblazer, a tireless advocate for Indigenous people, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo.

Often considered the ‘Godfather of the British Blues’, singer, guitarist, keyboard player, blues harmonicist, guitarist, songwriter, producer and front man John Mayall is returning to the land down under for a 10-date tour. At 86 years of age and with a staggering 62 albums down, this self-professed ‘road dog’ hates a day off, carries his own gear at gigs and is working harder than ever to deliver his very own Blues Masterclass in 2020.

After a sell-out run in 2019, blues sisters Larkin Poe are back to play even bigger venues in both Melbourne and Sydney this April. Taking a modern interpretation on traditional blues music, the Lovell’s performance is like a breath of fresh air to the blues scene. Making music under the name of their Great-Great-Great-Grandfather, Larkin Poe create a unique brand of gritty, southern-fried blues, roots ‘n’ roll. Rebecca Lovell’s voice is full, comforting and charismatic as is seamlessly blends into her big sister Megan’s gospel-like backing vocals. Both performing as multi-instrumentalists, it’s Megan that often steals the show, providing the perfect balance with some cracking lap steal solos.

With a music career spanning millions of albums sold worldwide Morcheeba are making a welcome return to Australia this April. Having defined the ‘chill out’ genre with tracks like ‘The Sea’, ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’ and ‘Otherwise’, there are few people worldwide who cannot sing along to

American Rock band from Palm Desert, California, Eagles of Death Metal will be returning to the land

down under to perform at Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter. Founded in 1998 by best friends Jesse

Hughes and Josh Homme, the pair came upon the band’s name in a pondering effort as to what a

cross between The Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, the band was

born!

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